Young Authors Contest-News!

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My first post, Young Authors Contest!, about this contest, only had one entry. So… I am making an giving some more time to you! The contest was scheduled to end on June 5th, but because only Cupcakegirl10 entered (and might I add, it was really good!) I need to extend it! So, please comment you entry along, with your blog address! Or you can make a post and give me a link! The new deadline is July 4th!

Rules:

  • The story must be completely original, unless you say: this is a retelling of —-
  • The story must have good grammar
  • No bad words or language
  • The story must be entered BEFORE 11:59 P.M. or it will NOT be accepted

Thanks! Please spread the word!

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Finding Dory

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How are you? So, although Finding Dory is not a book, it is a great and long waited for movie!

Dory, a blue tang, suffers from short-term memory loss. As a little fish she got lost, and forgets where her home is.  She swims around, trying to find someone to take her in or tell her where her parents are. When she runs into Marlin, a clown fish, and volunteers to help him find his only son, she also runs into adventure. Finding Nemo (the name of the 1st movie) is a task which helps Dory find a home with Marlin and his son. After awhile though, she remembers something: her parents! Dory remembers little tidbits, and soon is on another adventure to find her parents. Dory is a lovable fish, and even her forgetfulness turns out to help. In this heartwarming tale, Dory finds new friends, and some old memories.

About the Unexpected

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Now, I haven’t posted in awhile, I just have not gotten to it. I have thinking about what to post, though. I have also been reading. I was reading The Lightening Thief, the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan. Anyway, in the book Percy Jackson is told that a person who calls him a friend will betray him. Who that person is just unexpected. It is actually…good. Something bad is good…hmmm…weird. But it is so exciting, it’s great. So, try reading that book! And then you’ll see how cool it is when something COMPLETELY unexpected!

Jessica Day George!

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Remember that (kind of) old post, About one of my favorites: Tuesdays at the Castle, it was my 7th, and now I have over fifty! Well, Jessica Day George, the author of that great series, has more! Her website had lots of stuff, like posts, her books, and more! I even emailed her! When I get a reply, I will post! Anyway, she had this GREAT series, the Twelve Dancing Princesses series. The name is somewhat misleading. The triology is about 12 sisters, under a curse to dance with the King Under Stone’s sons, every night.  It wasn’t there fault. Queen Maude, their mother, mad a bargain with the King Under Stone, an unhuman man, who was exiled to a place between worlds. Every night the sisters must go through the silver woods, sprouted by their mother’s brooch. Every night they sail across a lake, with water that scorches skin. Every Night they then dance with the 12 creepy sons of the King Under Stone. Every night they ruin their dancing slippers.  And this al happens right after an expensive war. The sisters cant tell anyone, as soon as they begin to speak about the curse, their voice dies away.  Finally, their father, King Gregor, asks for help from the princes of neighboring kingdoms. After every prince fails, then mysteriously dies, Galen tries his luck. Will he free the 12 sisters? And if he does, will he win the prize? The prize of marrying one of the princesses?  Find out in the 1st book, with Rose, the main sister, and Galen, the soldier back from the war!

Each books stars a different sister, and different man: Rose, Galen. Poppy, Prince Christian. Petunia, Oliver.

I bet you will love the series. BUT: Be careful! Book 3 has some language which is not suitable for children. I couldn’t stop myself, since I didn’t know, when I started. These books are for young adults, not kids. Thanks!

ND

Off Topic

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Today’s post is off subject. How many of you love stuffed animals? I, for one, love them! They come as different animals, different colored animals, and different shapes and sizes! I love one type of stuffed animal in particular: Webkinz. Webkinz are those cute, adorable, pets that come with a tag that says: Webkinz: Discover a virtual world! I collect Webkinz, and the most amazing thing is: I bonded over them! I have an amazing friend all because of Webkinz-and chance. Before I tell you the story, I have to explain something. Ganz (the makers of Webkinz) also make Lil’Kinz, the little version of Webkinz.  There can be a Webkinz  Dog, and there can be an identical, but smaller, Lil’Kinz dog. Ok, now I will tell you the story:

I was at a homeschool co-op, when I saw a girl who had a stuffed dog, a Webkinz to be exact.  I said to the girl: Hey, I have the little version of that dog! Later, when I got home, I ordered a Webkinz Pug. When I  went back to the co-op, I showed her the dog, and we played with my pug, and her Cocker Spaniel Webkinz.  The next week, she brought a Lil’Kinz pug to our co-op. So if you remember, she had a large  Cocker Spaniel, I had a small one. She had a small pug, I had a big one. And so it went: Pugsly (my big pug) married Charity (her big Cocker Spaniel) and had puppies, the two Lil’Kinz! We make up (somewhat funny) stories of how the older dogs meet, and how they have puppies. Now we are close friends, all because of Webkinz.

Do you have Webkinz? Do you have an online account?  I do! Do you have any codes you are looking to give away? I don’t! 🙂 Do you have an amazing/weird/funny/cool friendship  story that you’d like to share? Please do!

‘Till next time,

ND